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Asian-American Scott Lieng Featured in US Navy's New Documentary Series
By Ken Woodmansee
No to the Anti-Immigrant Bill
Recently, the U.S. Navy launched “Faces of the Fleet,” an online
documentary series that captures the authentic, boots-on-the-ground
lives of the men and women who serve in America’s Navy. Through
honest and engaging storytelling, “Faces of the Fleet” reveals the
powerful personal journeys of those who serve, as viewers follow
current Sailors through their daily lives.
The first Sailor profiled in the series is Lieutenant Commander Scott
Lieng, who, at the age of two, escaped a Khmer Rouge slave labor
camp in Cambodia with his mother. Together, they eventually arrived in
Orange County, CA, with only the clothes on their backs. Scott was
eventually accepted to the United States Naval Academy, where he
studied economics, trained to become an officer, and played Division 1
football. He has spent the past 14 years as a Navy Supply Officer,
serving both military and humanitarian missions throughout the world.
View LTCDR Lieng’s profile.
Lt. Commander Scott Lieng escaped a Khmer Rouge slave labor
camp when he was a small child.
The unscripted series, produced by Navy Recruiting Command, features a new Sailor every month, and is promoted via the America’s Navy
YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts.
“When most think of the Navy, they envision ships, jets, and advanced technology,” said Captain David Bouve, National Director of Navy Marketing
and Advertising at Navy Recruiting Command. “They rarely think of the people, the ones who know the real meaning of Navy life. These new
stories about our Sailors – inside their real environments – provide prospective recruits with true-life insight into the transformative power of the
“Faces of the Fleet” is just one component of the Navy’s new branding and marketing campaign that targets 17-to-21-year-olds, who are part of
the emerging Centennial Generation. The campaign, launched in early December 2017 at the Army-Navy football game in Philadelphia, includes
the new Navy tagline “Forged by the Sea,” and primarily engages audiences through the social and digital media platforms most popular with
“We are proud and excited to share Scott Lieng’s exceptional story with young men and women who are considering a career in the Navy,” Bouve
Rep. Goodlatte recently introduced the anti-immigrant bill, H.R.
4760, Securing America’s Future Act. This legislation would end
our family-based immigration system by stripping the ability of U.S.
citizens to sponsor their adult children, parents, and siblings. It
would also take away the ability of lawful permanent residents to
sponsor their adult unmarried children, cutting off family members
who have been waiting for years and decades to reunite with their
H.R. 4760 would also massively ramp up deportations by further
militarizing the border, increasing the criminalization of immigrants,
attacking sanctuary cities, and stripping due process protections.
The bill would also strip discretion from adjudicators and due
process protections for visa applicants and asylum-seekers.
House Republican leadership has been trying for weeks to
convince a majority of Members of Congress to vote for Rep.
Goodlatte’s anti-immigrant bill. Fortunately, the bill has not yet
received enough support to pass the House, but leadership
continues to try to gather support for the measure. Use the link
below to call your Member of Congress and urge them to vote no
on this harmful bill that would transform the future of our country.
Securing America's Future Act does not secure the protection of immigrants and their families, and threatens our safety and economy. 1.6
million Asian family members are waiting to be reunited with their loved ones in the U.S.
Over 100,000 AAPI Dreamers live in fear of deportation. Congress must pass a #CleanDREAMAct now. Click the link below to dial your
member and tell them to oppose HR 4760. #StopGoodlatte #NoFamilyBan #ValueOurFamilies: https://goo.gl/TYSh56
The AAPI community relies on the family immigration and diversity visa programs to unite their families in America. #StopGoodlatte from cutting
these programs and funding more terrorizing enforcements